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Population in 2010: 3,859. Population change since 2000: +2.7%
 

Males: 1,953  (50.6%)
Females: 1,906  (49.4%)

Median resident age:  46.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53118.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $80,027 (it was $69,493 in 2000)
Ottawa:

$80,027
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $38,041

Ottawa town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $286,420 (it was $198,300 in 2000)
Ottawa:

$286,420
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $337,383; Detached houses: $339,761; Townhouses or other attached units: $252,137; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,731

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Ottawa races chart
  • White alone - 3,658 (94.8%)
  • Hispanic - 82 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 34 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 27 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 28 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 23 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.03%)

Races in Ottawa detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ottawa: 195.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (44.4%), Irish (15.0%), English (9.9%), Polish (8.9%), Norwegian (6.4%), Italian (5.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 927 feet

Land area: 34.3 square miles.

Population density: 112 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ottawa:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ottawa town:

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

27 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Ottawa town:  1.4% ($2,818)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Ottawa satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waukesha, WI (11.6 miles , pop. 64,825).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (26.2 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (88.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dousman, WI (1.7 miles ), North Prairie, WI (2.0 miles ), Wales, WI (2.2 miles ), Genesee, WI (2.2 miles ), Summit, WI (2.4 miles ), Eagle, WI (2.6 miles ), Sullivan, WI (2.6 miles ), Delafield, WI (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 33 buildings, average cost: $166,500
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 1999: 19 buildings, average cost: $232,900
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $257,900
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $245,900
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $273,000
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $380,000
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $360,000
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $469,300
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $532,800
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $457,200
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $262,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $401,700
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $425,300
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $286,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.97 N, Longitude: 88.46 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 262

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +800 (+27.0%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Engineers (7%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Work and jobs in Ottawa: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ottawa, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Ottawa-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Ottawa town center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/5/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ottawa-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Waukesha County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ottawa topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Ottawa:

  • MASONIC CENTER FOR HEALTH AND REHAB INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; DOUSMAN, WI)
  • MASONIC HEALTH CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; DOUSMAN, WI)
  • ROGERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; OCONOMOWOC, WI)

Local government website: TOWNOFOTTAWA.COM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ottawa:

  • Carroll University (about 13 miles; Waukesha, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,756)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 13 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 2,559)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 18 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • Marquette University (about 28 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (about 28 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 7,048)
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering (about 29 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 2,271)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (about 31 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 23,570)

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Notable location: Ottawa Town Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Ottawa include: Saint Brunos Church (A), Ottawa Presbyterian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ottawa Cemetery (1), Saint Brunos Catholic Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ottawa Lake (A), Pretty Lake (B), Reagan Lake (C), Utica Lake (D), Dutchman Lake (E), Hunters Lake (F), Larkin Lake (G), School Section Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Scuppernong Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Ottawa include: Ottawa Lake Fen State Natural Area (1), Ottawa Lake Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Waukesha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 38.3. This is about average.
City:

38.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.9
U.S.:

9.6
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2003 was 0.333. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.333
U.S.:

0.572


Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  83.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.7%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.9%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ottawa, WI

48 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
4 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Ottawa compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ottawa town (based on Waukesha County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.85%
Here66.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents55.9%11.3%7.1%6.4%3.3%
Congregations13.3%13.8%7.6%7.1%0.4%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.0%2.1%1.6%1.3%8.1%
Congregations6.2%5.3%2.7%5.3%38.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 57
This county:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Waukesha County:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Waukesha County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 106
This county:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 283
Waukesha County:

7.47 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.8%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Waukesha County:

13.2%
State:

13.0%

6.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($57,112 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($215 average AGI)
Waukesha County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Milwaukee County, WI  3.05% ($54,465 average AGI)
from Washington County, WI  0.33% ($50,743)
from Jefferson County, WI  0.20% ($40,479)


6.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($53,986 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($544 average AGI)
Waukesha County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Milwaukee County, WI  2.41% ($39,785 average AGI)
to Washington County, WI  0.50% ($57,661)
to Jefferson County, WI  0.32% ($46,643)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ottawa:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAUK (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WALT-WEST WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WKSH (1640 AM; 10 kW; SUSSEX, WI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WOKY (920 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEMP (1250 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMCS (1290 AM; 5 kW; GREENFIELD, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ottawa:

  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WFZH (105.3 FM; MUKWONAGO, WI; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJZI (93.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WMIL-FM (106.1 FM; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKTI-FM (94.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLTQ (97.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKCH (106.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WVCY-FM (107.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUWM (89.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WXSS (103.7 FM; WAUWATOSA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKLH (96.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMWK (88.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLUM-FM (102.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WMYX-FM (99.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKKV-FM (100.7 FM; RACINE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRIT-FM (95.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSLD (104.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLZR (102.9 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJMR-FM (98.3 FM; MENOMONEE FALLS, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Ottawa:

  • WDJT-TV (Channel 58; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WTAS-LP (Channel 43; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WAUKESHA TOWER ASSOCIATES)
  • WPXE (Channel 55; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: PAXSON MILWAUKEE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMVS (Channel 10; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WMVT (Channel 36; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WCGV-TV (Channel 24; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WCGV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMLW-CA (Channel 46; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W63CU (Channel 63; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WVTV (Channel 18; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WVTV LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WITI (Channel 6; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WITI LICENSE,INC.)
  • WTMJ-TV (Channel 4; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVCY-TV (Channel 30; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)
  • WMKE-CA (Channel 7; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: KM LPTV OF MILWAUKEE, L.L.C.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,310
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,310

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